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Jennifer Holliday Kicks Off Three-City Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE TodayJennifer Holliday Kicks Off Three-City Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

Jennifer Holliday is hitting the road in THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

Yamaha Artist Nathan East to Be Inducted Into NAMM TEC Awards Hall of FameYamaha Artist Nathan East to Be Inducted Into NAMM TEC Awards Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The NAMM Foundation has announced that Nathan East, one of the most recorded bass players in the history of music, will be inducted into the NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards Hall of Fame. (more...)

Dance Theatre of Harlem to Return to Chicago After 16 Years, 11/21-23Dance Theatre of Harlem to Return to Chicago After 16 Years, 11/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

After 16 years, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University welcomes back Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) to Chicago as part of its 125th Anniversary Season celebration, November 21 - 23, 2014. (more...)

DECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre, 11/8DECADES OF DIVAS Set for Count Basie Theatre, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

DECADES OF DIVAS makes its world premiere ahead of a national tour Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 at the Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St., Red Bank, NJ. Show time is 8 p.m. Tickets $59, $39, $29 and $19 on sale NOW at www.countbasietheatre.org or through the box office at (732) 842-9000. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday to Star in Three-City Tour of THE COLOR PURPLEJennifer Holliday to Star in Three-City Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Jennifer Holliday will soon be hitting the road in THE COLOR PURPLE. (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

McIntosh Joins Brayben In BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL As Full Casting Announced!McIntosh Joins Brayben In BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL As Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. (more...)

2014 SOUND BITES Musical Finalists Announced2014 SOUND BITES Musical Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Theatre Now New York has announced the ten musicals that will be featured in the 2nd Annual SOUND BITES 10-Minute Musical Theatre Festival to be performed on December 8, 2014 at 7:00PM at the 47th Street Theatre in Manhattan. Tickets go on sale to the public October 27 at www.tnny.com and 855-254-SHOW [7469] and start at just $25. (more...)

Aretha Franklin & Arianna Huffington to Speak at 36th Annual Simmons Leadership ConferenceAretha Franklin & Arianna Huffington to Speak at 36th Annual Simmons Leadership Conference
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Simmons College has announced the keynote speakers for its April 2, 2015 premier Simmons Leadership Conference. Focusing on the theme 'Dare to Compete,' the conference features Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, author and columnist Arianna Huffington, and Cisco Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior. (more...)

STATIONS OF THE ELEVATED to Begin Screenings at BAM This FridaySTATIONS OF THE ELEVATED to Begin Screenings at BAM This Friday
by Movies News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

From Friday, October 17 through Thursday, October 23, BAMcinématek presents the US theatrical premiere run of Manfred Kirchheimer's Stations of the Elevated (1981) in a new restoration. (more...)

Chris Brown, Beyonce Lead 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced!Chris Brown, Beyonce Lead 2014 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS Nominations; Full List Announced!
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

CENTRIC today announced the nominees for SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014, which will celebrate and honor R&B's finest and most soulful artists on November 7, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. (more...)

2K Announces WWE 2K15 Soundtrack Curated By WWE Superstar John Cena2K Announces WWE 2K15 Soundtrack Curated By WWE Superstar John Cena
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

One of the most recognizable WWE Superstars of all time, Cena is also a mainstream fixture known for his film, television and music accomplishments. Cena's rap album, “YOU CAN'T SEE ME,” debuted at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 chart. Through the WWE 2K15 soundtrack, Cena has lent his artistic vision and style while creating a unique pop-culture fusion with Khalifa, whose recently released, fifth studio album, “BLACC HOLLYWOOD,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. In addition, an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at Cena and Khalifa recording their original songs in studio may be viewed at http://youtu.be/hUo1R3hCYzk. (more...)

Badia Farha to Play 54 Below, 11/29Badia Farha to Play 54 Below, 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents Badia Farha in Lady Sings For You on Saturday November 29, 2014 at 11:30pm. Joined by her 6 piece band, Badia Farha (aka Lady Rose) brings her original songs and R&B Soul + style to 54 Below. Lady Sings For You features original songs from Badia's solo album Still Waiting? Her newly released radio hit Don't Know, a tribute to Carmen McCrae and Aretha Franklin, as well as a bit of Bossa Nova Jazz. (more...)

I AM ALI Coming to Blu-ray/DVD, 11/11 from Universal PicturesI AM ALI Coming to Blu-ray/DVD, 11/11 from Universal Pictures
by Movies News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

A touching and unprecedentedly personal view of the only three-time heavyweight boxing champion in history, I Am Ali comes to Blu-ray and DVD on November 11, 2014 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. (more...)

VIDEO: First Listen - Aretha Franklin Covers Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' on New LP!VIDEO: First Listen - Aretha Franklin Covers Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep' on New LP!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Aretha Franklin's newest LP, 'Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,' was released on vinyl earlier this month and will be available digitally and in stores on October 21. (more...)

Jazz Artists Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter Head to Segerstrom Center, 1/16Jazz Artists Dianne Reeves and Gregory Porter Head to Segerstrom Center, 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Two superb jazz singers will share the stage at Segerstrom Center as four-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves and rising vocalist and Grammy winner Gregory Porter perform on January 16 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

GET to Present Joe Gransden Band Concert Series Throughout 2014-15 SeasonGET to Present Joe Gransden Band Concert Series Throughout 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

?Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, is proud to announce that it will be presenting a series of big band concerts through the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Darlene Love, 12/13Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome Darlene Love, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

"She's a rebel in stilettos and an ever-present smile." (The Associated Press ) That is the iconic singer Darlene Love. An opportunity to see a rock 'n' roll legend and celebrate the holidays doesn't come around very often, but on Saturday, December 13, at 8 p.m (more...)

She's Your Queen To Be''She's Your Queen To Be''
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

NEW YORK, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ CENTRIC today announced that media mogul Wendy Williams will host SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014, celebrating and honoring R&B legends and soul music's brightest new stars. The show will be held on November 7, 2014 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas with tickets on sale to the public. The show promises to engage fans with unforgettable performances, iconic tributes and special appearances by today's leading musicians. SOUL TRAIN AWARDS 2014 will air on CENTRIC and BET on November 30, 2014 at 8PM ET/PT. (more...)

Flux Studios' 2014 CMJ Showcase Set for 10/23Flux Studios' 2014 CMJ Showcase Set for 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

FLUX Studios announces its 2014 CMJ Music Marathon showcase taking place at Rockwood Music Hall's Rockwood Stage 1 in NYC on Thursday, October 23rd from 12-4:30p. This year's showcase features Andrea Wood, The Liza Colby Sound, Bridge City Hustle, Jay Stolar, Wakey! Wakey! and Banda Magda. (more...)

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